My tots are between 2 and 4 years old.
I’m a bit behind, so I am posting about our Thanksgiving week now. We had a lot of fun working up to the big day!
On Monday, we started with counting fruit. I put half peices of paper with numbers and the names of fruit on the table and added in bowls of fruit. Each bowl had a different number of fruit in it – 10 carrots, 3 bananas, etc.) The kids had so much fun! I invited them each individually but all the others chose to hang around and watch their friends sort the fruit.
On Tuesday we made handprint turkeys. First, we talked about the colours and how they all related to fall. Next I painted their hands and stamped them on the papers. After we finished the turkeys, I interviewed them about Thanksgiving. I always love interviews with little kids! Once the turkeys were dry, I drew features on them. Easy and cute!
For our tot trays, we shined rocks, jumped frogs from one lily pad to the next, built a fruit puzzle, played playdough and traced letters. They enjoyed the playdough so much that I pulled it out after our outside time in the afternoon too.
The littles had fun making cornucopias. It was pretty simple with not a lot of creativity but they all were pretty impressed with their final result. We had talked about cornucopias during circle so the simple paper piecing craft solidified it for them. Love Monkey Girl’s tongue stuck out!
Thursday had a slow start. My little daycare friends came a bit later – our normal 7:30 fellow didn’t show up until 9:30, same with our 8:30 little girl. One little boy doesn’t come until 9 anyway, so it was a quiet morning here. Babies have been a favourite of Monkey Girl, Angel Eyes and Little Why for the past little bit and that was what they occupied their time with while lounging in their jammies.
Once everyone had arrived, we started out on a field trip to the Library. It is not a far walk, but with 6 little ones in tow, it took quite a while to get there – having to pick up every leaf, stray dandelion and rock along the way, of course.
On Friday, we had a bit low key of a day. We began with circle and sang the song “Corner Grocery Store.” I had made some felt food and other items to go along with it and the kids were pretty impressed.
And that be all for now, folks!